Going Beyond Terrorists And Victims

"For an imperial power, the United States is an oddly incurious place. Our media don't help. They should poke and prod and demand that we pay attention to people abroad even when they're neither disaster victims nor terrorists. Instead, by their inattention, the media perpetuate the dangerous belief that our divine right is to speak and be heeded, never to listen."

--Edward Wasserman, Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University, in the Miami Herald.